How Lyft is using AI to keep customers happy (VB Live)

Lyft reportedly in talks to purchase Spain’s Cabify for $three billion

In the newest signal of its rising confidence, U.S.-based Lyft is reportedly in talks to purchase Cabify of Spain because it appears to be like to take a significant step towards increasing in European and Latin American markets. Spain’s El Confidencial newspaper reported the talks, a narrative that was spotted by While the deal […]

From 4 wheels to 2 wheels — Lyft looks to add CitiBike to its fleet

Lyft takes the bikesharing battle to Uber after shopping for largest operator in U.S.

Lyft and Uber might have began out with vehicles, however latest strikes reveal the ridesharing corporations’ rising curiosity in a considerably less complicated mode of transport — the common-or-garden bicycle. Take Lyft. It’s simply announced it’s acquired the biggest bikeshare operator within the U.S., Motivate, for a reported $250 million. San Francisco-based Lyft mentioned the […]

NYC examine backs pay raises for Uber and Lyft drivers

About 85 % of drivers do not make this sort of pay, Parrott and Reich mentioned. And that is notable given NYC’s comparatively unusual market: not like in most cities, ridesharing drivers want a license, plates and industrial insurance coverage to function. They’re extra more likely to be full-time or dedicated part-time drivers who rely […]

Lyft adds bikes to its transportation services with Motivate acquisition

Lyft provides bikes to its transportation providers with Motivate acquisition

Lyft as we speak introduced it has acquired Motivate, one of many largest bike share firms within the United States. A portion of Motivate’s operations will change its title to Lyft Bikes. The monetary phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed, however is estimated to be worth $250 million. Motivate operates a few of the most recognizable […]

Uber drivers have made $50 million in tips since last year

Uber drivers have made $50 million in suggestions since final 12 months

Uber modified the taxi business however largely did not undertake one in all its foundational tenets — tipping. Last June, the ridesharing large is altering that and introduced that you can now tip your drivers straight from the app. And that’s fared fairly nicely for Uber drivers. In the final 12 months, the transportation large says that its […]

nuTonomy can check autonomous automobiles city-wide in Boston

“Continuing to test autonomous vehicles in a careful and methodical manner represents another step forward in helping us to achieve the vision for improved mobility that was established by residents during the Go Boston 2030 Transportation Plan public process,” Boston Mayor Martin Walsh mentioned in a statement. “If deployed thoughtfully, shared fleets of autonomous vehicles […]

Chatbots are overhauling how brands and customers interact (VB Live)

Chatbots are overhauling how manufacturers and prospects work together (VB Live)

Chatbots are altering the best way corporations and prospects work together, serving to to create highly effective, partaking human-to-AI agent experiences. Join execs from Lyft, Western Union and Kaleido Insights while you compensate for this VB Live occasion and find out how main manufacturers are utilizing chatbots — you’ll go away with actionable concepts on […]

Uber, Waymo and others to check the 'human influence' of self-driving vehicles

“Concern for the safety of workers and the public is paramount to PTIO,” Executive Director Maureen Westphal informed The Verge, “and safe deployment of [autonomous vehicle] technology is fundamental to securing better job opportunities for workers, so we plan to engage with a variety of concerned stakeholders already having conversations and planning for this transition […]

Uber might attempt to purchase Citi Bike mum or dad firm Motivate

Motivate is behind Citi Bike in New York and Ford GoBike in San Francisco, together with bike-sharing applications in different cities together with Boston, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Commuters used its bikes three.18 million occasions final month. As the battlegrounds get extra intense for the businesses’ non-ridesharing choices, Uber and Lyft are exploring electric scooters […]

Uber is about to hitch the San Francisco scooter craze

While Axios’ report is gentle on particulars, Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi mentioned the potential of entering into the scooter sport throughout Recode’s Code Conference. “Let’s create a cheaper form of transportation from A to B, and for you to come to Uber, and Uber not just being about cars, and Uber not being about what […]